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De Grey Rooms Win Design Award

Mon 24 Dec 2012

The beautiful De Grey Rooms have won the People's Choice York Design Awards.

There Is Nothing Like A Dame: The Telegraph interview Dame Berwick ahead of Michael Grade's BBC documentary

Thu 20 Dec 2012

As BBC Four traces the history of the pantomime dame, Berwick Kaler, Britain’s longest-serving dame, discusses with Ben Bryant this quintessentially British alter-ego.

Yorkshire Post - Nothing like this dame - but don’t call him a drag artist

Thu 20 Dec 2012

HE may be the UK’s longest-serving dame but he hates the word “drag”. Berwick Kaler, who has entertained countless audiences for more than three decades, says he is not keen on make-up either.

Cast of Robin Hood And His Merry Mam! wreak havoc in York city centre

Wed 19 Dec 2012

The cast of Robin Hood And His Merry Mam! were wreaking havoc in York city centre yesterday afternoon as they toured the city centre in a double decker bus, went shopping on Stonegate, and raided York's Chocolate Story...

Cast of Robin Hood And His Merry Mam! wreak havoc in York city centre

A panto's progress: The Guardian report behind the scenes at Robin Hood and His Merry Mam!

Tue 18 Dec 2012

People fly in from Sydney to see the panto at York Theatre Royal. What's its secret (aside from Britain's longest-serving dame, Wagon Wheels and 86 costumes)? Article on The Guardian website.

A panto's progress: The Guardian report behind the scenes at Robin Hood and His Merry Mam!

Yorkshire Inspired Season announced at York Theatre Royal

Tue 11 Dec 2012

York Theatre Royal’s exciting new season has taken its inspiration from God’s Own County itself; Yorkshire. From the Wars of the Roses to the wartime bombing in York, from Yorkshire born writers to exciting new theatre companies who have been formed and nurtured here, with over 50 different productions 2013 is the year to celebrate England’s largest county.

Why Panto is booming in a time of austerity

Tue 11 Dec 2012

Box Office records are tumbling. Top dames are booked years ahead, and Aladdin starring Lily Savage just opened at the vast O2. Booooooo to austerity, say the stars of pantomime

Pantomime favourite Berwick Kaler to feature in major new BBC documentary this Christmas

Mon 10 Dec 2012

York’s legendary pantomime dame Berwick Kaler is set not to just be onstage this Christmas in York Theatre Royal’s latest pantomime blockbuster Robin Hood and his Merry Mam!, he will also be featuring in a major new documentary on BBC 4 about the history of pantomime and the role of the pantomime dame.

A Great Dame

Mon 03 Dec 2012

York’s favourite dame, Berwick Kaler, chats to Your Local Link about elephants, Robin Hood and the art of panto.

A Great Dame

York Press interview Panto stars, Jonathan Race and Martin Barrass

Mon 03 Dec 2012

In this interview, you get two actors for the price of one. Martin Barrass and Jonathan Race are here to talk about Robin Hood And His Merry Mam, this year’s panto at York Theatre Royal. York Theatre Royal is in a merry mood this year, reports Julian Cole

York Press interview Panto stars, Jonathan Race and Martin Barrass

From Corrie to writing a ‘bold, big and brassy’ hit play

Wed 28 Nov 2012

Best known as Angie Freeman in Coronation Street, Deborah McAndrew is now an acclaimed playwright. Her critically-lauded adaptation of A Government Inspector hits the Main House this week, a comedy about small-town corruption, unscrupulous councillors, bribes and backhanders.

Northern Broadsides present A Government Inspector

Wed 28 Nov 2012

In a small Pennine hill town, a mysterious stranger is mistaken for a government inspector. Fearing discovery of their corrupt goings on, the town’s unscrupulous councillors attempt to ingratiate themselves.

Northern Broadsides present A Government Inspector

Meet our Pantomime choreographer, Brendan Matthew

Tue 27 Nov 2012

We talk to choreographer Brendan Matthew, who has the unenviable task of teaching Berwick his left from his right...

tutti frutti & York Theatre Royal win prestigious writing award

Fri 16 Nov 2012

Leeds theatre company tutti frutti and York Theatre Royal are delighted to announce that their touring co-production of Hare and Tortoise by the acclaimed playwright Brendan Murray has won the Best Play for Children and Young People category at the 2012 Writers Guild of Great Britain Awards.

tutti frutti & York Theatre Royal win prestigious writing award

York Theatre Royal and Royal Shakespeare company in partnership with schools

Wed 14 Nov 2012

Julian Ollive, the York Theatre Royal’s education and young actors associate, meets a group of pupils from York High School who visited the theatre as part of a new partnership between the school, the theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company.

York Theatre Royal and Royal Shakespeare company in partnership with schools

Exciting new speakers confirmed for Studio Talk on Mon 19 Nov

Thu 08 Nov 2012

We are pleased to announce the speakers confirmed for the 'Narrative and the Now' Studio Talk, taking place on Mon 19th Nov at 7pm.

Interview with End of Desire writer, David Ireland

Thu 08 Nov 2012

Trying to emulate one of his heroes, master of American comedy plays Neil Simon, rarely works out for David Ireland. Steve Pratt from The Press interviews.

Interview with End of Desire writer, David Ireland

Panto Christmas Meals at the Cafe Bar

Thu 08 Nov 2012

Christmas is coming! The York Theatre Royal Cafe Bar will be offering Christmas Dinners throughout the run of Panto. For just £8 you can have 2 delicious courses to warm you up for the festive season. (Oh yes you can!)

Vroom vroom: The Guinea Pig's Formula One connection

Wed 07 Nov 2012

Hosting the world premier of Susan Watkins’ The Guinea Pig Club led to York Theatre Royal becoming a beacon for Formula One greats this October.

Behind the Stage Door: Exploring York Theatre Royal, Part III

Tue 30 Oct 2012

In a setting of mushroom-inspired architecture, stuffed with ghost stories, superstitions and hidden confectionary in every crevice, the story of one of York’s most significant artistic hubs has almost played out to its final act in parts I and II of the ‘Exploring York Theatre Royal’ series.

Behind the Stage Door: Exploring York Theatre Royal, Part III

End of Desire/Escaping Alice in the York Theatre Royal Studio

Mon 29 Oct 2012

Directors Katie Posner and Juliet Forster discuss the challenge of taking on two short plays which are running back to back in the York Theatre Royal Studio. Tackling modern day relationships with a deliciously dark and funny approach, End Of Desire, the opening play, is by the Irish writer David Ireland, while Escaping Alice is by Matthew Pegg. The first deals with beginnings, while the second considers how matters end.

End of Desire/Escaping Alice in the York Theatre Royal Studio

5 Star Review and more praise for The Guinea Pig Club

Wed 24 Oct 2012

The Telegraph awarded 5 stars to The Guinea Pig Club at the weekend to add to the collection of positive national newspaper reviews that the production has garnered, including ones from The Guardian and The Observer. This week sees the final perfomances, so don't miss out!

5 Star Review and more praise for The Guinea Pig Club

Tenth anniversary of York Theatre Royal's Youth Theatre

Wed 24 Oct 2012

The half-term production of Nicholas Wright’s stage adaptation of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials Part 1 will mark the tenth anniversary of York Theatre Royal Youth Theatre.

Behind the Stage Door: Exploring York Theatre Royal Part II

Tue 23 Oct 2012

In part I of the Exploring York Theatre Royal series, the first act of the theatre’s history was played out as naughty nuns and innovative thespians set the stage for York Theatre Royal’s beginnings. Now, as we move deeper into the theatre, it’s time to lay aside the medieval history textbooks and turn our attention to the nitty gritty world of acting and performance. For away from the bright lights of the stage, a whole myriad of spaces and hide-outs open up, riddled with the history of theatre .

Behind the Stage Door: Exploring York Theatre Royal Part I

Tue 16 Oct 2012

Martha Graham, the American modern dancer and choreographer, once said that “theatre is a verb before it is a noun, an act before it is place” and she is unquestionably right.

The Telegraph: Sir Jackie Stewart's tribute to the 'guinea pigs'

Mon 15 Oct 2012

From The Telegraph: Sir Jackie Stewart joins the RAF airmen who were badly burnt during the war at a special performance of Susan Watkins's inspiring play, The Guinea Pig Club

‘Midsomer’s fun, but this story needs to be told’ - YorkMix interview with Fiona Dolman

Thu 11 Oct 2012

Fiona spoke to YorkMix about The Guinea Pig Club, her television roles and her acting heroes.

‘Midsomer’s fun, but this story needs to be told’ - YorkMix interview with Fiona Dolman

Airbase and theatre trip boost spirits of children from Chernobyl

Tue 09 Oct 2012

Visiting children from Chernobyl met the cast of Rapunzel at York Theatre Royal.

Airbase and theatre trip boost spirits of children from Chernobyl

Dr Sandy Saunders attends The Guinea Pig Club premiere at York Theatre Royal

Tue 09 Oct 2012

Second World War glider pilot, Dr Sandy Saunders, was the guest of honour at the premiere of a play about the plastic surgeon who helped transform his life.

Dr Sandy Saunders attends The Guinea Pig Club premiere at York Theatre Royal

Damian Cruden On ...The Guinea Pig Club

Fri 05 Oct 2012

Fresh from directing The York Mystery Plays, Damian Cruden is now in his fifteenth year at York Theatre Royal. Whats On Stage caught up with him during rehearsals for a new play by Susan Watkins. Interview by Sue Casson.

York St John Graduate Prize winners at York Theatre Royal

Thu 04 Oct 2012

Theatre graduate prize winners will be performing Letters to Yséult and Journey to Karawane as a double bill at York Theatre Royal on Monday 8 October.

York Theatre Royal nominated for a TMA Award for Achievement in Marketing

Thu 04 Oct 2012

The TMA will hold its annual Theatre Awards UK at London’s historic Guildhall, on Sunday 28 October 2012.

Brief Encounter With ... Wendy Harris

Wed 03 Oct 2012

When tutti frutti’s production of Rapunzel opens in York Theatre Royal’s Studio on September 27th, it will mark 21 years of performance by the Leeds-based company. As befits a company aiming its productions at 3-7 year olds, tutti frutti is small-scale in production style: in her productions artistic director Wendy Harris has used a maximum of four actors (a minimum of one!) and tours take in primary schools and village halls together with studio theatres.

Guinea Pig Club Preview from York Press

Mon 01 Oct 2012

During rehearsals the cast of upcoming the Main House show spoke to a member of the actual Guinea Pig Club in a visit to a local Air base. Here they speak of the experience and of the production

What the Devil did next: Interview with Graeme Hawley

Mon 01 Oct 2012

Whilst Marlowe’s hapless Doctor Faustus may have seen a sticky and unfortunate end for his dangerous dealings with Lucifer, actor Graeme Hawley seems to have got off pretty lightly with his brush with the devil. For the former Coronation Street star thankfully bears no traces of the devilish alter-ego that has stalked him throughout this summer as he nightly performed the arduous tasks of damning mankind and battling with God, transformed into the ultimate baddy, Satan, for the York Mystery Plays 2012.

Five reasons to see The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner: WhatsOnStage speak to Elliot Barnes-Worrell

Wed 26 Sep 2012

This brand new stage adaptation by BAFTA-winning playwright Roy Williams (Sucker Punch, Fallout, Sing Yer Heart Out For The Lads) of Alan Sillitoe’s 1959 short story, about a young man’s sense of alienation from his society, is a co-production by Pilot Theatre and York Theatre Royal, directed by Marcus Romer. I asked Elliot Barnes-Worrell, making his professional stage debut as Colin Smith, a 17 year-old Borstal boy with a passion for running, why he feels that people should come and see this production.

Friday Adult Acting Classes

Mon 24 Sep 2012

Due to the extraordinary demand for places on this terms adult acting classes, we've opened a special Friday class for those who'd like to come along to a specific subject or on a more week by week basis. So if you are 18+ and fancy enhancing your skills in a relaxed atmosphere then join us for the beginning of the new term this Friday 28th September.

Young People Needed to be in Panto

Fri 21 Sep 2012

We are looking for young people to join the cast of this year's spectacular pantomime at York Theatre Royal.

Watch Again: York Mystery Plays 2012 on The Space

Mon 17 Sep 2012

You can now watch the whole of York Mystery Plays 2012 again for free and from the comfort of your own home on The Space website. Click for details.

Watch Again: York Mystery Plays 2012 on The Space

New Season in the York Theatre Royal Studio

Fri 14 Sep 2012

This September, we present four individual storytelling-based performances in the Studio, designed to suit a variety of tastes.

Director, Marcus Romer chats to Backstage Pass

Wed 12 Sep 2012

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner director, Marcus Romer chats to James Eaglesfield of Backstage Pass about why Alan Sillitoe's story is still very relevant today.

Director, Marcus Romer chats to Backstage Pass

City Screen to show The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner film

Tue 11 Sep 2012

City Screen cinema, York is to screen the 1962 film classic The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner at 12.45pm on Sun 16 Sept in conjunction with the world premiere of the new stage production at York Theatre Royal which runs 14 – 29 Sept.

City Screen to show The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner film

Graeme Hawley set to star in The Guinea Pig Club

Fri 07 Sep 2012

York Mystery Plays 2012 star Graeme Hawley is set for a speedy return to the City of York after landing the lead role of maverick plastic surgeon Sir Archibald McIndoe in York Theatre Royal and Vroom Productions play The Guinea Pig Club.

Mystery Plays Public Clothes Sale

Fri 07 Sep 2012

Items for sale will include costumes made from scratch from our team of 120 costume volunteers, clothes and accessories sourced from charity shops and pieces donated from the public. Some items are original vintage and some have been handmade to be in a 30s/40s/50s style - either way this is a chance to pick up some unique for a good price.

An Audience with Miriam Margolyes

Tue 04 Sep 2012

Around 80 guests were treated to a very special audience with Miriam Margolyes to raise money for the Theatre's work with Young People.

John Godber interview with The Yorkshire Post

Fri 31 Aug 2012

There are five blokes in the room, big blokes. Scary looking big blokes. And the biggest one of all is shouting out orders.

Bouncers playwright John Godber meets Charles Hutchinson, York Press

Fri 24 Aug 2012

York Press Arts Editor Charles Hutchinson speaks to playwright John Godber about just how Bouncers is still relevant today.

Casting Call for City of York Council Film project

Thu 23 Aug 2012

City of York Council and York-based film company Parashoots are looking for 2 female actors for a specially commissioned short film.

Play in a Week show going to the Galtres Festival

Tue 21 Aug 2012

One of the shows produced as part of the Play in a Week youth sessions is going to the Galtres Festival this weekend.

York Mystery Plays - Good seats still available for this 5-star show

Thu 16 Aug 2012

Despite some sold-out shows, there are still good tickets available for this spectacular show over the next fortnight.

Singamajigs: a new concept in pre-school music

Mon 13 Aug 2012

Singamajigs is a fresh concept for preschool music helping your child to develop a love of music. Ages 0 - 4 yrs

Singamajigs: a new concept in pre-school music

York Mystery Plays: God and his friend the devil

Thu 09 Aug 2012

There are some bizarre items on the agenda of today's production meeting at York Theatre Royal. Topics include "dinosaur topiary" and Pontius Pilate's underwear, while the wardrobe supervisor is anxious to know God's measurements.

Jazz Notes

Fri 03 Aug 2012

This month’s York Mystery Plays has produced an exciting response from J-Night and York Theatre Royal, the York Mystery Soul Festival, six summer nights of hot jazz, gospel and soul music, running August 10-25.

York Mystery Plays: 'Spectacular' production pledged

Fri 03 Aug 2012

York's Mystery Plays, which begin a month-long run on Thursday, will be a "spectacular" event for the city, organisers have pledged.

York Mystery Plays: 'Spectacular' production pledged

Key players in York Mystery Plays 2012

Mon 30 Jul 2012

With The York Mystery Plays 2012 about to open, Charles Hutchinson profiles three key players in the production.

Autumn Season now on sale

Fri 27 Jul 2012

A new season of exciting and different work is now on sale at York Theatre Royal.

Autumn Season now on sale

Incredible time lapse video of Mystery Plays site build

Fri 27 Jul 2012

Ever wondered what the Mystery Plays site build might look like if you took a photo of it every minute for 3 weeks, sped it up to watch in under 2 minutes and added some epic music? Wonder no more!

Incredible time lapse video of Mystery Plays site build

Mystery Plays merchandise now on sale!

Wed 25 Jul 2012

Available from York Theatre Royal and the Yorkshire Museum shop.

Mystery Plays merchandise now on sale!

Proms in the Gardens

Wed 25 Jul 2012

Featuring National Brass Band Championship finalists Shepherd Group Brass Band and York Railway Institute Band.

Proms in the Gardens

Actor’s part in Mystery Plays

Tue 24 Jul 2012

An actor from Cawood, who returned to the stage after a 40 year absence, has landed a part in the York Mystery Plays starting in August.

Archbishop inspects giant Ark

Tue 24 Jul 2012

The Archbishop of York has inspected the final preparations for an event billed as Britain's biggest outdoor theatre production.

Archbishop inspects giant Ark

More Park&Ride buses for Mystery Plays

Tue 24 Jul 2012

Extra Park&Ride services are to be laid on as the York Mystery Plays return to the city next month.

Moving heaven and earth: Interview with Community Producer, Liam Evans-Ford

Mon 23 Jul 2012

With 600 performers and 1,700 volunteers working round the clock, Nick Ahad goes behind the scenes of York’s Mystery Places and finds a production on an epic scale.

Moving heaven and earth: Interview with Community Producer, Liam Evans-Ford

York Mystery Plays cast take to the stage

Fri 20 Jul 2012

The two casts for Mike Kenny’s new adaptation of the York Mystery Plays take to the Museum Gardens stage for the first time.

York Mystery Plays cast take to the stage

Matinee tickets for Mystery Plays "almost sold out"

Thu 19 Jul 2012

Tickets have now all but sold out for some matinee performances of the York Mystery Plays , as box office staff have been swamped with inquiries.

Hitting the right notes at York Mystery Plays

Tue 17 Jul 2012

SCORES of singers and brass band players are preparing to bring music to the York Mystery Plays next month.

Hitting the right notes at York Mystery Plays

My Shoes Are Pointier Than Yours

Tue 17 Jul 2012

York Theatre Royal Young Actors Company presents a new production at the Yorkshire Museum - and it's free!

My Shoes Are Pointier Than Yours

tutti frutti and York Theatre Royal present Rapunzel

Mon 16 Jul 2012

Following on from last year’s smash hit Hare and Tortoise, the acclaimed tutti frutti are set to celebrate their 21st anniversary with an enchanting new adaptation byleading children's playwright Mike Kenny of the much loved story Rapunzel.

Covered seating for all York Mystery Plays audiences

Wed 11 Jul 2012

In spite of the current weather conditions, the roof has now been secured, guaranteeing that all audience members remain covered and dry throughout each performance.

Covered seating for all York Mystery Plays audiences

HRH Prince Andrew, Duke of York visits

Tue 10 Jul 2012

Yesterday, HRH Prince Andrew, Duke of York visited the City as part of the York800 charter day celebrations. He visited the 1212 exhibition at the Yorkshire Museum and the build site of York Mystery Plays 2012. See photos...

HRH Prince Andrew, Duke of York visits

Talking to God and Satan

Sat 30 Jun 2012

We had a chat with Ferdinand Kingsley (Playing God/Jesus) and Graeme Hawley (Playing Satan) about their involvement in the York Mystery Plays 2012. Want to know what they had to say?

Princess Beatrice lends a hand to York Mystery Plays 2012 costume making

Wed 20 Jun 2012

Princess Beatrice of York paid a special visit to the York Mystery Plays costume workshops on Tuesday to see some of the 3,000 items of costume being made.

Princess Beatrice lends a hand to York Mystery Plays 2012 costume making

Applications for TakeOver 2013 Now Open

Fri 01 Jun 2012

Applications for TakeOver 2013 are now open! Forms and Job Descriptions on the YTR website. Closing date 1st July.

Graeme Hawley to star in York Mystery Plays 2012

Tue 29 May 2012

The actor who played one of Coronation Street’s most infamous villains will play the Devil in York Mystery Plays 2012.

Graeme Hawley to star in York Mystery Plays 2012

Casting announcement for York Mystery Plays 2012

Thu 24 May 2012

We are excited to announce that Ferdinand Kingsley will play God and Jesus in this summers York Mystery Plays

Casting announcement for York Mystery Plays 2012

York Theatre Royal Website "Cookie" information

Tue 22 May 2012

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Catalyst funding for York Theatre Royal

Thu 17 May 2012

The Arts Council have today announced that York Theatre Royal and Pilot Theatre are two of 173 organisations who have been successful in their bid for Catalyst funds. Catalyst is a capacity building and match funding scheme which will enable arts organisations to build their fundraising capacity.

Catalyst funding for York Theatre Royal

#PilotLive: Behind the scenes of the Mystery Plays 2012

Wed 09 May 2012

Pilot Theatre are hosting a fortnightly "behind-the-scenes" broadcast every other Tuesday at 6pm.

'That's Entertainment': West End wishes for York Musical Theatre Company

Tue 01 May 2012

A message of good luck from Rachel Tucker, star of 'Wicked' at London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre, to York Musical Theatre Company.

'That's Entertainment': West End wishes for York Musical Theatre Company

Youth Theatre Audio Mysteries

Mon 16 Apr 2012

As part of the Youth Theatre's Missing Mysteries project, 4 groups recorded audio plays as well. Listen here...

Something new for the Spring

Wed 11 Apr 2012

You may know that York Theatre Royal runs one of the largest Youth Theatre programmes in the country, however you may not know that we also run classes for adults as well.

Something new for the Spring

Lenny Henry to cameo York Theatre Royal

Fri 23 Mar 2012

Comedian & Actor joins cast of Northern Broadside’s Love’s Labour’s Lost for cameo role on 5 May 2012

Steven Pinder interview with WhatsOnStage

Mon 27 Feb 2012

Steven Pinder met WhatsOnStage's Sue Casson to chat about his career and an interesting role in The Diary of Anne Frank...

Robin Hood and his Merry Mam! Panto tickets news...

Thu 23 Feb 2012

Tickets for this years brand new pantomime, Robin Hood and his Merry Mam!, go on sale at 9 am Thu 1 March. Tickets are only available in person at the box office on Thu 1 March. The queues start very early (with some people camping out over night to make sure they get their favourite seats), so book early to avoid disappointment. Tickets are available over the phone and online from 10 am on Fri 2 Mar.

Get on your dancing shoes!

Wed 22 Feb 2012

10½ hours, 7 dance styles. It can only be our famous Dance-a-thon. Returning to the De Grey Rooms Ballroom for a second year, York Theatre Royal will be hosting a fundraising Dance-a-thon in aid of much needed repairs to the main stage.

Mystery Plays Costume Appeal

Wed 22 Feb 2012

With two casts of 300, the Mystery Plays have many people to costume – and we need your help!

Mystery Plays Costume Appeal

What do you think of the weekly email newsletter?

Wed 15 Feb 2012

What do you think of the weekly email? Do you find it interesting? Is it too long? Too short? Too purple? Tell us!

What do you think of the weekly email newsletter?

TakeOver auditions - As You Like It

Wed 18 Jan 2012

The TakeOver artistic team will be producing Shakespeare's 'As You like It' at this year's festival, which returns for the 4th year this May.

TakeOver auditions - As You Like It

York's Favourite Pantomime to feature in BBC documentary

Wed 18 Jan 2012

Last Friday the former head of the BBC and ITV, presenter Michael Grade, and a team from BBC 4 joined us to film part of York's favourite panto.

Last chance to audition for the York Mystery Plays

Wed 11 Jan 2012

This week and next represent the last chance to come and audition to be on stage for The York Mystery Plays.

Last chance to audition for the York Mystery Plays

Christopher Timothy announced as Otto Frank

Tue 03 Jan 2012

We are very excited to announce that Christopher Timothy (of "All Creatures Great and Small" and "Doctors" fame) will be taking the part of Otto Frank in "The Diary of Anne Frank" in February.

Christopher Timothy announced as Otto Frank

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